Joker: “It’s impossible to make comedies today”, Todd Phillips arouses controversy in 2019
Joker: “It’s impossible to make comedies today”, Todd Phillips arouses controversy
Todd Phillips, to whom we owe Starsky and Hutch and the trilogy Very Bad Trip, gives up other comedies in Hollywood and explains how he had the idea to make Joker.
While the Joker’s theatrical release is imminent, director Todd Phillips spoke with Vanity Fair with Joaquin Phoenix . He returned to the genesis of the film narrating the story of DC Comics super villain but also on the future of the comic genre. He said it was hard to make comedies in Hollywood today where the industry is more sensitive to societal issues, injustices and the oppression of minorities.
He went on to explain his desire to make Joker: “Try to be funny now in this awake and conscious society.There have been a plethora of articles explaining why comedies do not work anymore – I’ll tell you why, because all the really funny guys drop the case for fear of offending people It’s hard to argue with 30 million people on Twitter It’s really impossible, no, so you say ‘I’m stopping’ I stop, and you know what? my comedies have one thing in common – and I think that’s the case with all comedies – they’re irreverent, so I thought, ‘How can I make an irreverent movie while pissing off comedy? universe of comics and twist his neck. ‘ That’s how I got the idea to do the Joker. “
The release of Todd Phillips has sparked many reactions on social networks, especially from Taika Waititi , who is preparing to release his satirical comedy Jojo Rabbit where he embodies none other than Hitler. The New Zealand filmmaker cracked an ironic tweet to make fun of what Todd Phillips said. His next film could well prove that the director of Joker is mistaken about his report. For their part, Internet users have not failed to list a lot of irresistible and funny comedies that are not offensive to counter the words of Todd Phillips.